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Want to know more about ...

Please note that the WTKMA sessions are aimed at professionals, to improve their awareness and practice around the subjects covered. They are not appropriate for members of the public.

Our 'Want to know more about ...' awareness and information training sessions, are hugely popular and provide an excellent opportunity for you to build your confidence in identifying and tackling issues pertaining to a particular public health topic, as well as learning more about local services and ways to help others.

The sessions are free of charge and are presented in an engaging manner by friendly and knowledgeable facilitators.​

​Past sessions have focused on a wide variety of public health topics, such as mental health, substance use - including alcohol and drug use, child sexual exploitation and grooming, healthy eating, niche tobacco, human trafficking, the impact of sexualised imagery on young people's health. These sessions were delivered by experts in their fields, including Public Health specialists at Leeds City Council.

Interested in delivering a Want to know more about… seminar?

We can offer you the opportunity to deliver a one hour lunch time seminar to raise awareness of an issue or service. We take care of the administration and promotion and can provide a training room with a seating capacity of 25 which includes presentation equipment and drinks machine, all for FREE.

If you are interested in delivering a seminar, please contact us for more information at phforall@leeds.gov.uk

Forthcoming sessions

To book a place, please contact PHRC on 0113 3786200 or email phrc@leeds.gov.uk. Forthcoming sessions will look at:


What is Public Health? - Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 12.30pm—2.00pm

Find out more about what public health is, what it does and how you can play your part. This informative session will also cover the history of public health and examine whose role it is to improve health and wellbeing.

We will also cover:

  • Wider determinants of health
  • Upstream and downstream approaches
  • Current Public Health priorities in Leeds
  • The importance of healthy conversations

What is Public Health? flyer (PDF 367KB)​​​​​

Alcohol-Related Brain Damage – Monday, 4 December 2017, 12.30pm—1.15pm

Alcohol–related brain damage (ARBD) is a brain disorder caused by regularly drinking too much alcohol over several years. It is an under-recognised and growing problem. This session will explore the issue and aims to improve primary and secondary prevention of the disorder.

The session will cover:

  • Understanding the risk factors
  • Delivery of screening of people who drink alcohol
  • Identification of people at risk of ARBD
  • Introduction to Wernicke’s Encephalopathy and Korsakoffs psychosis
  • Management and referral of people who have ARBD

Alcohol-Related Brain Damage flyer (PDF 419KB)​​​​​



Alcohol – Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 12.30pm—1.15pm

This session, presented by colleagues from Forward Leeds, will explore the issue of alcohol and will cover:

  • Review current impact of alcohol
  • Understand the alcohol unit system and Government guidance on safe drinking limits
  • Increasing knowledge- Alcohol Quiz
  • How we can keep safe – Alcohol Harm Reduction

Alcohol flyer (PDF 388KB)

Children’s Healthy Weight - Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 12.30pm—2.00pm

Why is the weight of Leeds children a concern? What can we do to support families to make a difference?

These days, we live in a fast food, car led, advert filled, screen time world, which make it a real challenge to be a healthy weight.

In this session we will look together at the local picture, discuss what can help children and families and what support is available.

Children's Healthy Weight flyer (PDF 323KB)

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